Last year at this time, Flower Mound (Texas) High sophomore Alex Maier, our 2017 preseason Flo50 No. 2 ranked boys runner, began to shine.
At the Marcus I Invitational in Denton, Texas, Maier held his own against one of the best in the nation: Reed Brown from Southlake Carroll, Texas. Maier lost to Brown by only two seconds.
The showing ultimately turned some heads -- most expected the race to be Brown's from the beginning, as he chased Craig Lutz's course record of 14:53.60.
The course record didn't go down, but the race was quite the battle from start to finish. Watch the full race above, and check out the interview with Reed Brown eventual 2016 Foot Locker Champions below.
|BOYS 5,000 METER RUN FINALS|
|1||Reed Brown||12 Southlake Carroll||15:14.44||1|
|2||Alex Maier||10 Flower Mound||15:16.44||2|
|3||Wes Mcphail||11 Amarillo Tascosa||15:30.13||3|
Interview with Brown:
Flo50 No. 2 Ranked Alex Maier: